Stalking clown stories across the country has littered the news cycle recently. One creepy clown Instagram account has forced the New Haven school district in Connecticut to ban clown costumes for Halloween:

At this time there is no indication this incident poses any real or substantial threat to New Haven Public Schools or Students. We do however take these incidents very seriously; In light of this incident, we will continue to monitor the situation throughout the week and take all necessary precautions to ensure student and staff safety in all our schools.

Until additional information is available, New Haven Public Schools Director of Security Thaddeus Reddish asks that principals and building leaders prohibit clown costumes and any symbols of terror during this Halloween season. To ensure student safety, parents are encouraged to assist in ensuring students refrain from these costumes this season.

This is the account:

CreepyClown

The school district and police department have teamed up to investigate the account and threats.